SAE Study: Turn Signal Neglect More Dangerous Than Distracted Driving


The Detroit Bureau - May 1, 2012

Research by the Soci­ety of Auto­mo­tive Engi­neers says dri­vers fail to use their turn sig­nals 2 bil­lion times each day. The study says the prob­lem results in about 2 mil­lion road­way col­li­sions annu­ally, more than twice the 950,000 acci­dents linked to dis­tracted dri­ving. The SAE sug­gests an alter­na­tive it calls the “Smart Turn Sig­nal” that would flash with a reminder if it senses a dri­ver rou­tinely ignores their turn signal.